Blockchain Connect 2018 Recap

Blockchain Connect 2018

On January 26, the CoinCentral team had the pleasure of attending the Blockchain Connect conference in San Francisco. The conference hosted over 1,000 attendees and 30 exhibitors in a day filled with fascinating speakers and industry panels.

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Although impossible to include all of the amazing conference happenings, here are some of the events that really stood out: 

Charlie Lee shakes up Litecoin fees – Lee outlined his proposal for a Litecoin soft fork to help reduce transaction fees. The proposal would require miners to show the minimum fee that they accepted with each block.

Exchange leaders talk shifting demographics – Top representatives from Huobi, OKEx, Kraken, Binance, and Quoine sat down to discuss the changes they’ve seen in their user base with the recent growth of the cryptocurrency market. They also outlined what it takes as a coin to be added to their exchanges. Spoiler alert: it’s not easy.

Enterprise-focused projects steal the show – Da Hongfei (NEO), Patrick Dai (Qtum), and Brad Garlinghouse (Ripple) outlined how their projects are changing the world. Even though they spoke at separate times, they had an identical message. Enterprises are in love with blockchain.

Newcomers make a splash – DeepBrain Chain, Bodhi, Wanchain, and Exchange Union wowed attendees both on stage and with their booths on the floor. Even though these projects are young, it’s clear they have a bright future ahead of them.

China and the United States Unite as One – The theme of the conference was “Blockchain Technology and Evolution in US and China” and rightfully so. From speakers to attendees, we met people from around the globe who all hold a unified belief in blockchain technology.

You can find some of the videos from Blockchain Connect here.

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We’d like to thank the Blockchain Connect for the spectacular opportunity of being able to interview many of the speakers and interact with hundreds of cryptocurrency enthusiasts. It was great partnering with you all and we look forward to doing it all again next year! 

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Alex Moskov

Alex is the Editor-in-Chief of CoinCentral. Alex also advises blockchain startups, enterprise organizations, and ICOs on content strategy, marketing, and business development. He also regrets not buying more Bitcoin back in 2012, just like you.